Buttock Lift San Ramon, CA
Loose skin and relaxation of the tissue around the buttock or lateral thigh area after weight loss or with ageing can be lifted using a buttock lift. The scar is placed just above the buttock and the surgery can remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the lower back and the buttocks and elevate and shape the buttocks. In some patients, after massive weight loss, sitting can be uncomfortable due to loss of fatty tissue of the bones. The excess skin instead of being discarded, will be used to augment the buttock area to create a better shape and provide some padding for the bones. If the excess is laterally over the outer thighs, the procedure can be used to contour and remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the outer thighs.
The procedure takes 2-3 hours depending on the amount of loose skin and the procedure can be performed as an outpatient procedure or with an overnight stay depending on the how extensive the procedure is and the patients general health. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia in a fully accredited private surgery center. Activity level and weight resistance is restricted for 2-3 weeks and then light aerobic exercise for 3-4 weeks with adding weight resistance and increasing intensity to a full work out by 6-8 weeks. Sit-ups and push- ups can be started at 6-8 weeks. Sitting for long periods is discouraged in the first 2 weeks but standing and reclining does not put any tension on the incisions.